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As fair-minded citizens of both parties and no party have been shaken to their core by the seemingly endless tribalism, the brazen us-versus-them politics of division that is ravaging our nation, it is time for all good men and women of character and conscience to stand up and be counted.

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As fair-minded citizens of both parties and no party have been shaken to their core by the seemingly endless tribalism, the brazen us-versus-them politics of division that is ravaging our nation, it is time for all good men and women of character and conscience to stand up and be counted.

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Do you remember when you were a little kid and you went on a family trip, perhaps to Grandma’s house? Let’s say you spent the majority of the day playing with various cousins, getting dirty, running around, petting and hugging dogs and cats. Maybe you walked to the local store for penny cand…

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I promised to write about shotgun choke, and try to help understand the reason for choke and why it’s not so important today. Choke was developed somewhere in the mid-1800s, both in England and the United States, to help concentrate the pellets into a tighter shot string as the pellets left …

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Editor’s note: This account is reprinted with permission from the October newsletter of the Shippensburg Historical Society. Jake Crider and his family lived at Maclay’s Mill along the Conodoguinet Creek, and he attended The Pine Grove School in the village of Mowersville. Crider attended sc…

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The smiling doctor greeted me with a handshake. He glanced over a few notes, looked in my throat, listened to my lungs, asked me a few questions.

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I am a pastor who teaches grace and forgiveness. I encourage many to step out of their old lifestyle and trust God enough to be loved and become transformed by the “renewing of your mind.” I am the pastor of The Harbor. This week we celebrate signing our lease at 55 W. King St. five years ag…

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There is bipartisan agreement in the state Capitol that school safety should be one of our highest priorities in the weeks and months ahead. I am extremely thankful that my colleagues in the Senate and the House of Representatives are taking this issue seriously and working to safeguard our …

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If someone asks me on the right day, I would probably say October is my favorite month. For a fisherman and hunter, and perhaps a naturalist, it’s the fullest month with lots of fish and game crammed into 31 days, and then there’s leaves turning color, crisp cool nights that invite fires in …

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Conclusion of the search for “leisurely ways for retirees to make extra money.”

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In recent days, we have heard a lot about how great first responders have been throughout Hurricane Florence, the fires in the West, and in many other areas where people need help. They deserve all the praise that they get.

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The other day in the rain, I dashed out to the shed behind our garage and with rain pounding on the metal roof, I reloaded a couple hundred rounds of 20-gauge shot shells and another 50, 12-gauge shells for the other shotgun.

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Editor’s note: This account is reprinted with permission from the September newsletter of the Shippensburg Historical Society. Jake Crider and his family lived at Maclay’s Mill along the Conodoguinet Creek, and he attended The Pine Grove School in the village of Mowersville. Crider attended …

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On Facebook this morning I saw a little factoid stating that scientists declare people who have cheated on their partners are likely to do it again.

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We cleaned up the camper and took it to Raystown Lake with friends for a few days of camping after Labor Day. There were no lakefront sites available, but higher up where we could catch some breezes off the lake, we found lots of empty campsites.

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Chances are, you know a relative or friend with Lyme disease. Sometimes, months or even years pass before you know you’re infected with the tick-borne illness, and the effects of delayed treatment can be catastrophic.

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There’s no way of knowing exactly when it happened, but the shoe bug bit me in my youth. I can recall getting my first paycheck and going shoe shopping with it, however, so evidently it was well entrenched by the time I finished high school.

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When they moved our old log farmhouse up the hill and away from the little creek, whoever drove the horses plopped the flat part of each wall facing one of the compass points. That little creek flooded and washed into the little house so somewhere around 1890, they decided to move it and I’m…

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This year the Shippensburg Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with D.O.I.T. (Downtown Organizations Investing Together) and SADCO (Shippensburg Area Development Corp.) will again host the Shippensburg Beer & Wine Festival, from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Shippensburg Fai…

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One of the nice things about the end of August is the Little League World Series.

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I met the neatest little boy last week and his story is so dear, I just had to share it with you.

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COMMENTARRecently the Public Opinion published an article “Another View,” by Colin Fleming entitled, “National Anthem doesn't belong in sports.” I have lived in a time where the National Anthem was played at all movie theaters, also where both the American and State Flag were displayed. My h…

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Driving in almost silence on Route 641 from Newville to Carlisle on this almost perfect midsummer morning, the light reaches from the east and spreads itself over the valley, defining fields and farms, and you can see that it is good.

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There are some things about Facebook that I really like. Photos of my extended family members would top the list, of course. That would be followed by funny things like tiny baby goats acting silly or kittens and puppies being adorable.

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A group made up of fishermen, local landowners, birders and environmentalist formed the Big Spring Watershed Association in 2001. With broad political views, we agreed to leave our politics at the door and concentrate on protecting and enhancing Big Spring and protecting the native brook tro…

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When we learned we would be spending last week in Raleigh with Max, Ava and their parents and grandparents, I called Joel Munday to line up a fishing trip on his pontoon boat.

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The Shippensburg Boys & Girls Club summer camp held a Health & Safety Day on Friday, Aug. 3. We would like to thank Officer Michael Rinaldi from the Shippensburg Borough Police Department; Officer Dennis Fry; Cpl. Shawn Gutshall from Cumberland County Sheriff's Office & K-9 Unit;…

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At the Aug. 27 school board meeting, the members will vote on construction of a sports stadium on school property. The beginning price tag is $1.9 million. The promise to taxpayers 3 years ago that construction and maintenance could be funded entirely through donations and grants was met wit…

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If you want to rise and shine a couple hours before false dawn beginning Saturday Aug. 11, and if the sky is clear of clouds, you can observe the Perseid Meteor Shower. The Old Farmer’s Almanac highlights it as the most prolific meteor display of the year with more than 50 meteors per hour. …

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Over my many years of aunthood, I’ve tried to pass on a few ideas that I think are worthy of adopting.

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The recent rash of mass shootings has unfortunately been accompanied by an unprecedented assault on our constitutional safeguards by the liberal left. The Pennsylvania Constitution says it even better than our Second Amendment to the United States Constitution – “The right of the citizens to…